WESTERVILLE, OH The American Ceramic Society (ACerS) today announced the names of the organization's two newest Distinguished Life Members.
David B. Marshall and Koichi Niihari are the 2011 recipients of the Distinguished Life Member Award, the highest honor accorded members of ACerS. The award is given in recognition of an individual's eminent contribution to the ceramic and glass profession.
"The Society's Distinguished Life Member is presented annually to the organization's most inspirational members, who paved new roads in their technical or business fields while contributing to the growth and programming of the organization, and guiding its younger leaders," said ACerS President Marina Pascucci.
Marshall and Niihara will be inducted as Distinguished Life Members at the Society's Annual Awards and Honors Banquet on Oct. 17, 2011, in Columbus Ohio.
David B. Marshall Marshall is a Principal Scientist at Teledyne Scientific Company in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He joined the company (then Rockwell Science Center) in 1983. His research interests have focused on strengthening, toughening, and reliability of ceramics and ceramic composites. In recent years, he has worked with the Air Force, NASA and industry to develop textile based composites for turbine, scramjet and rocket combustion components, and thermal protection systems for spacecraft.
Marshall leads the National Hypersonic Science Center for Materials and Structures, a multi-university partnership funded by Air Force and NASA. The center is charged with developing key materials that can withstand the harsh environmental, thermal and mechanical demands of hypersonic flight. Other interests include ultra hard tooling materials for friction stir welding of steels.
Dedicated to excellent scholarship, Marshall has authored or coauthored more than 200 research papers, two of which are among the ten most cited papers published in the history of the Journal of t
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